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  • Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegroby Dr Jelena D?ankic; Professor Florian Bieber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    What happens to the citizen when states and nations come into being? How do the different ways in which states and nations exist define relations between individuals, groups, and the government? Are all citizens equal in their rights and duties in the newly established polity? Addressing these key questions in the contested and ethnically heterogeneous... more...

  • Venice and the Cultural Imaginationby Mark Sandy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask how Venice?s appeal has affected Western culture since 1800. more...

  • Schreckmomente der Menschheitby Jörg Link

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 13.35

    Blinde Zufälle bestimmen die Geschichte weit mehr, als wir Menschen meinen. Packend und eindringlich schildert Jörg Link Momente, in denen die Welt in den Abgrund geschaut hat. Die vielen vergeblichen Attentate auf Hitler, deren Gelingen die Geschichte verändert hätte, die schweren Krisen und Missverständnisse des Kalten Krieges, die zwei Mal fast... more...

  • Society and Politics in Wilhelmine Germany (Routledge Revivals)by Richard J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the search for the causes of the First World War and the origins of Hitler?s ?Third Reich?, the attention of historians has turned increasingly towards the development of German society under Kaiser Wilhelm II. These ten essays, first published in 1978, introduced interpretations of Wilhelmine Germany to an English-speaking audience and contributed... more...

  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835?1844by Professor Peter Rivière

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. After his explorations in Guiana between 1835 and 1839 on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society, which are the subject of Volume I of The... more...

  • Speeches that Changed the Worldby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral oration that fanned the flames of the Easter Rising, Kevin Rudd's historic apology to Australia's... more...

  • Vise and Shadowby Peter Balakian

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Peter Balakian is a renowned poet, scholar, and memoirist; but his work as an essayist often prefigures and illuminates all three. "I think of vise and shadow as two dimensions of the lyric (literary and visual) imagination," he writes in the preface to this collection, which brings together essayistic writings produced over the course of twenty-five... more...

  • The Pirate Queenby Barbara Sjoholm

    Seal Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Co-founder of Seal Press, Barbara Sjoholm has spent most of her life in the literary arts, as a writer, editor, translator, teacher, and publisher. She is the author of Blue Windows: A Christian Science Childhood, , Incognito Street, , and The Pirate Queen , and editor of the anthology Steady as She Goes: Women?s Adventures at Sea. Barbara's... more...

  • The Gongyang Commentary on The Spring and Autumn Annalsby Harry Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book is a full translation of the Gongyang Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals, a history of the Chinese state of Lu from 722 to 481 BCE, annotated so as to highlight the moral philosophy of its supposed writer, Confucius. more...

  • El laberinto de la choledadby Guillermo Nugent

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 10.00

    Esta segunda edición incluye dos ensayos que complementan el planteamiento inicial. En el primero, a propósito de un cuento de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, el autor discute qué significa ser auténtico en un mundo público fuertemente jerarquizado. El segundo intenta ordenar tres perspectivas de los debates públicos durante los años más estremecedores de la... more...